Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Medicine Lodge or Peyote Ceremony

This description of the Southern Arapaho Fireplace is taken from The Peyote Ceremony of the Native American Church: Gateway to Healing and Transformation, (2004) unpublished Master’s Thesis, by Michael J. Melville, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA I have been attending … Continue reading

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What is Therapy?

One of the clearest, articulate descriptions of the therapeutic process is that of Edward C. Whitmont in The Symbolic Quest: Basic Concepts of Analytical Psychology.  You can find an excerpt at Ancient Whiteagle Wisdom on Healing the Psyche.

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Why use Richard Wilhelm’s translation of the I Ching?

Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Inner Structure of the I Ching: The Book of Transformations, (1981) has this to say: The only person who approached the book [I Ching] as document of culture and worked with scholars steeped in the still … Continue reading

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How to do the Cherokee Dance of Life

The Cherokee (Tsalagi) Dance of Life: Moving Meditation of the Four Directions This pattern looks like Tai Chi or Chi Kung (Qi Gong).  It was taught to me by Karina McAbee, whose father was Cherokee and mother was Japanese Samurai.  … Continue reading

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The Book of Transformations

The I Ching, the Book of Transformations, anticipated the genetic code of DNA by 5000 years. It is based upon a binary system as is our 20th century symbolic logic, which made possible the development of our modern computers. Lama Govinda gives a smooth and clear introduction to this most ancient of all Chinese texts, upon which both Taoism and Confucianism are based. Continue reading

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